“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

You work your way through school to give yourself an education in this country. To better yourself. To make better decisions. To contribute to society. To claim your cultural heritage. To give your children a better life.  To make your parents proud.

THEN YOU ARE AN ELITIST.

If you fulfill the American Dream by having a better life than your parents.

THEN YOU ARE AN ELITIST.

BUT – if you build a political career off of your Daddy’s money (or your Wife’s Daddy’s money), then you are “just one of the common folks”.

The same people who sneer at entitlements start clamoring for a government bailout of financial instituitons that thrived on deregulation, rampant speculation and greed in a move that amounts to nothing more than corporate welfare for rich people that mortgages my son’s future, and the future of all of our children and grandchildren. But if we don’t, we bankrupt the retirement accounts of ordinary people (the same accounts that privatization free market capitalists INSIST were the answer to the failing Social Security system) and plunge my parents and my generation into retirement years of poverty.  But the people that benefitted from the collapse, the people at the top of what was one giant pyramid scheme built on the promise of the American Dream – they get to keep their money.

Elitist.  

I do not think that word means what you think it means.  

Apparently it means – succeed, but not too much except where it involves speculation and imaginary money.  Don’t, by any means, do it through education and hard work.  And don’t, under any circumstances, try to give any of it back to society.

Excuse me while I bang my head against a wall.

I don’t care who knows anymore.

Barak Obama for President

Comments are turned off for this one, because I am not usually a political person and really am not interested in this becoming slugfest.  This is as statement of my support and my informed opinion because this is, after all, my blog.

But I am begging you – stop and THINK about who you are voting for and why.  Don’t cherry pick your facts.  Don’t buy into the bread and circuses.  Don’t knee jerk.  Don’t assume.

And by the way – that chain letter you just got, ANY chain letter, is probably full of lies.

September 19th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

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